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Ripken and Gwynn: Hall of Famers on and off the field

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn took their place in baseball's shrine Sunday, saluted as much for their Hall of Fame careers as their character off the field.

August 13, 2007 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons rookies Anderson and Blalock shining already

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Four days into training camp, Jamaal Anderson and Justin Blalock are enduring a crash course with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 13, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Jones and Jones help end Atlanta losing streak

PHOENIX - Chipper Jones drove in five runs, Tim Hudson allowed three hits in seven innings and the Atlanta Braves routed Arizona 14-0 Sunday to end the Diamondbacks' eight-game winning streak.

August 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


A day of futility ends some high hopes as Bonds remains shy

SAN FRANCISCO - The game was still an hour and a half away and the man who will be the home run king was sitting in his private enclave in the Giants' clubhouse, head in hands and watching his personal flat-panel TV.

August 13, 2007 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Braves lose in extras again

PHOENIX - Conor Jackson's game-winning hit went nowhere near the outfield fence on Saturday, but it counted just the same.

August 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Will the real Mike Vick please stand up?

ATLANTA - There's more than one side to Michael Vick, the star quarterback.

August 12, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Nike dumps Mike

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.

In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs.

August 12, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds hits No. 754

SAN FRANCISCO - Hammerin' Hank, he's right behind you now.

Barry Bonds hit his 754th career home run Friday night, and needed just one more to tie Hank Aaron's record.

August 12, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clark's 11th-inning homer lifts Diamondbacks to 8-7 win over Braves

PHOENIX - Tony Clark homered to lead off the bottom of the eleventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Friday night after squandering a seven-run lead.

Clark's homer followed a game-winning shot by Eric Byrnes the previous night, and is the Diamondbacks' fifth game-winner this season. Arizona has won seven straight to move within one game of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

August 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Vick pleads not guilty

RICHMOND, Va. - While his Atlanta Falcons teammates reported to training camp without him, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and said he looked forward to ''clearing my good name.''

August 10, 2007 | By HANK KURZ JR. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds sits, Giants beat Braves 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO - Rich Aurilia hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Noah Lowry held Atlanta scoreless after allowing a run in the first and the San Francisco Giants got a rare win with Barry Bonds out of the lineup, beating the Braves 2-1 Wednesday night.

August 10, 2007 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds stuck at 753

SAN FRANCISCO - The closest Barry Bonds came to a home run was watching Jeff Francoeur's drive sail over his head into the left-field seats.

August 10, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


It took 13, but Braves get the win

SAN FRANCISCO - After months of questions, Bud Selig grabbed a front-row seat for Barry Bonds' chase of history. On the slugger's 43rd birthday, no less.

It might be a long wait for the commissioner and everybody else.

August 09, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No doubt, it’s been a bleak time for sports

The bomb planted Wednesday near the Tour de France route wasn't really necessary because the doped-up cyclists have done a good enough job themselves destroying the race. By the time they ride into Paris this weekend, the only ones left pedaling will be a few French kids on Schwinns with training wheels.

August 09, 2007 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Harrington era begins as Falcons, Petrino try to move on without Vick

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Bobby Petrino because they thought he could turn Michael Vick into a complete quarterback. They signed Joey Harrington merely to serve as No. 7's backup.

August 09, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ...

July 29, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident aboutSouth Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

July 29, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

July 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.

July 24, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't ...

July 24, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Health an issue all around SEC

The fortunes of several potential Southeastern Conference contenders could hinge largely on players returning from serious injuries.

July 23, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


National team tries to regroup after upset loss

ATLANTA - Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U ...

July 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Source: Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar ...

July 23, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Jamaica stuns US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA - Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a ...

July 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


R.I.E.Z. sending three athletes to Junior Olympics

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer ...

July 22, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jamaica relishes underdog role against USMNT

ATLANTA - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed ...

July 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seminoles working on problems

PINEHURST, N.C - With off-field issues overshadowing his program once again, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process ...

July 21, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


After 10-hour delay, Dustin Johnson leads

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews.

July 18, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


USMNT dominates Cuba in Gold Cup

BALTIMORE - Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed ...

July 18, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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